Assessment and Accountability

Assessment and Accountability
Feb 16, 2015
Higher education will be a hot topic if Gov. Scott Walker of Wisconsin runs for president, with budget cuts, university mission statements and a candidate's degree completion to debate.

Surveys

March 13, 2015 -- Inside Higher Ed's 2015 Survey of College and University Presidents.explored the views of presidents on the financial sustainability of their institutions, the Obama administration's rating system, sexual assault, race and their role in the tenure process, among other topics.

The survey was conducted in conjunction with researchers from Gallup Education. Inside Higher Ed regularly surveys key higher ed professionals on a range of topics.

On April 14, Inside Higher Ed Editors Doug Lederman and Scott Jaschik will analyze the survey's findings and answered readers' questions about them in a free webinar. Register to attend the webinar here.

The Inside Higher Ed survey of presidents was made possible in part by advertising from Academic Partnerships, Jenzabar and Pearson.

Booklets

The Quest for Critical Thinking is a free compilation of essays -- in print-on-demand format -- on how colleges seek to promote and measure critical thinking by their students.

This booklet is part of a series of such compilations that Inside Higher Ed is publishing on a range of topics.

On Tuesday, September 23 at 2 p.m. Eastern, Inside Higher Ed editors Scott Jaschik and Doug Lederman will conduct a free webinar to talk about the issues raised in the booklet's articles. To register for the webinar, please click here.

This booklet was made possible in part through the advertising support of ETS.

Archive

May 11, 2012

An online collection of old tests walks a blurry line on copyright law and academic integrity. Some faculty members are concerned, while others say it can help students learn.

April 30, 2012

Despite conventional wisdom, Western Governors U. did not earn approval to award federal aid by directly assessing how much students learned. It ties student outcomes to the credit hour (though not to seat time).

April 20, 2012

Texas technical colleges want to link 45 percent of their operating budget to the employment success of graduates.

April 17, 2012

Decades ago, two colleges in Virginia decided all students would need to pass essay exam to graduate. Old Dominion just dropped the unusual requirement, while Hampden-Sydney has no intention of doing so.

April 13, 2012

Study documents how Gates and Lumina -- by collaborating with government, funding intermediaries, and investing heavily in messaging -- have reshaped the philanthropic role in higher education, for better and worse.

April 12, 2012

The Education Department plans to change widely disparaged federal definition of completion rate to include transfers and nontraditional students.

March 12, 2012

A plan for Indiana's colleges to expand their reach and double the state's woeful college attainment by 2025 has Republican support.

March 7, 2012

Largely unregulated for-profit vocational colleges, which can't receive federal student aid, collect 40 percent of military spouse tuition benefits.

March 7, 2012

Massachusetts is believed to be the first state system to mandate civic engagement measurement.

March 1, 2012

Colleges focusing on independence might be inadvertently harming first-generation students who favor collaboration, a new study contends.

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